Rowhill School

Rowhill School
York Road
GU11 3JG
Telephone: 01252 367500


KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)


 The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Invasion Games, e.g. Football, Rugby Net/Wall Games, e.g. Badminton, Volleyball Striking and Fielding, e.g. Cricket, Softball Health Related Fitness, e.g. Circuit training, Interval training.

Students will take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.

Every child is different and not all children learn best in a classroom. That is why we provide education outside of the classroom, offering numerous BTEC units ranging from 'an introduction to expedition skills' to 'working as a team'. These qualifications give children that may normally struggle in a more conventional learning environment an opportunity to excel within the education system.

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science. 

Sport is a high-profile and expanding industry and there is a growing need for qualified professionals and capable volunteers. There is a wide range of job roles to progress into such as Activity Leader, Sports Coach, Fitness Instructor and Leisure Assistant

 Mandatory units

 Unit R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries

Taking part in sport and physical activity puts the body under stress. Students will learn how to reduce the risk of injury when taking part in sport through activities such as warm-ups, and knowing how to respond to injuries and medical conditions in a sport setting are all vital skills within the sport and leisure industry.

 This unit is externally assessed through an OCR set and marked 1 hour exam.

Unit R042: Applying principles of training

The role of a coach is to keep their performers in peak condition by monitoring individuals' fitness and designing bespoke training programmes. Students will learn the principles of training and how different methods target different components of fitness.

They will also learn how to conduct fitness tests, interpret the results and design and evaluate fitness programmes. The OCR-set assignment brings this together through demonstration of this knowledge and skills in a practical task.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

Optional units

Unit R043: The body's response to physical activity

Unit R044: Sport psychology

Unit R045: Sports nutrition

Unit R046: Technology in sport

The OCR-set assignment asks students to demonstrate their knowledge of these through creation of materials for an external audience.

Students have 4 lessons a week for options and an additional 2 lessons for Core PE. Students will take part in a range of sporting activities:

  • Fitness / Circuits
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Kurling
  • Football
  • Rounders
  • Athletics